224 Main Street                                      Penn Yan, New York

May 18, 2014                                                          10:00 AM

Our Mission

 To Create a Caring Community

To Honor and Serve God.


Our Service of Worship and Praise


 Prelude ~ Chimes


  Welcome & Announcements


* Congregational Song          “Majesty”                                  PB no. 74


*Call to Worship


* Congregational Song          “Step By Step”                            On Insert




  Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer




*Doxology                  Praise God from whom all blessings flow

                                    Praise Him all creatures here below

                                    Praise Him above ye heavenly host

                                    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*Offertory Prayer


  Scripture Reading                Romans 3:27-31                           NT pg. 205


* *Cong. Song          “There’s Something About That Name”     PB. no.78


  Message                  “What Are You Bragging About”     Stephen Sanden


* Congregational Song          “In Christ Alone”                            On Insert


*Benediction - Postlude


*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
 After the service, Please join us for coffee fellowship in the Great Room.


               Pastor:                  Rev. Stephen Sanden

                              PO Box 695, Penn Yan

Pastor’s Office:    315-536-9821

Pastor’s Cell:        386-986-6961

Pastor’s Email:

Choir Director:     Barbara Stewart

            Organist:              Carrie Ahearn

            Ushers/Greeters    Stan Ovens, head usher

                   Cindy Ovens, Charlie Miller, Clifford LaBarr

Church Phone:      315-536-9821

Office Hours:        Mon – Fri 9 am to Noon

Church Email:

Church Website :


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Fran Anderson                    Tom Burke                    Donald & Beverly Hall

 Ron Harris                         Ben Loomis                   Eliza Moore

John Rasmussen                 Gene Spanneut              Cody Whitney

Those in our community who have been affected by the recent storm


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

International: Rev. Peter & Sarah McCurdy

Home: Jennifer Muniga, Cameron Community Ministries


Quail Summit:         Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:          Doris Barcliff                Milly Bloomquist 

The Homestead:     Helen Ansley                 Virginia DeLooza

                                 Marge Cornell              Willie Nelson

                                 Irene Wachala               Necia Smith

The Manor:             Margaret Hartwell        Billie Potts

                                 Mary Armstrong  


  • Our Country and  Leaders
  • Our Service Men and Women and their families                
  • Those in our community who serve as law enforcement, fire fighter

            volunteers, teachers, community leaders, and community volunteers


If you know of someone who is ill, in the hospital, home bound etc. or if you have other prayer concerns, please call 536-9821 to let the church office and pastor know.  


  This Week at First Baptist


Today, May 18

11 am Diaconate Meeting

5 pm Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, May 19

Newsletter articles are due

5 pm Church Supper – Ham Loaf (Chef Whit Yonge)

7 pm Community Chorus Rehearsal


Wednesday, May 21

10 am ARC Worship

4 pm Backpack Program

6:30 pm Friendship Square Dancing


Thursday, May 22

7 pm Boy Scout Meeting


Next Sunday, May 25th

Rev. Don Lawrence preaching “In My Father’s House”.


Upcoming Events and News


Relay for Life: Luminary Sundays - May 18 & 25

The Footprints Team will once again participate in the Relay for Life, a 12 hour fundraising event which raises money for the American Cancer Society. To purchase a luminary ($5 each) in honor or in memory of someone whose life has been touched by cancer, we will be selling them following worship on May 18 and 25th in the Great Room. On the night of the Relay, these bags are lit and placed around the track where they remain burning throughout the night… their light in the darkness is symbolic of our hope for a cure. Your support is greatly appreciated. See Pam Scutt for questions. The Relay for Life will take place on June 7 and 8th,


Newsletter deadline – Monday, May 19

Newsletter Articles are due to the office on Monday, May 19th for the June edition.


Hearts & HandsSaturday, May 31

There will be a Card-Making event (for the July Yard/Craft/Bake Sale) at the home of Cindy Ovens on Saturday,

May 31st at 10 am.


Yard-Craft-Bake SaleItems and help needed

Remember our Deficit Reduction effort July 5 – 6th. We are accepting: furniture, small appliances, kitchen/home décor, infant/toddler clothing (no adult clothing please). You may bring your items to the church at any time. If you are unable to transport your items, contact a member of the Men’s Group for assistance. See Karen Rasmussen, Karen Sanden, Nancy Marion or Bill Decker for questions about the sale. Thank you. We will need help setting up, operating the sale and tearing down, we would love your help.


Mark Your June Calendar:


Dinner & Movie - Beginning Monday, June 2

come for our usual Monday church supper ($3 per person, $12 per family), then stay for a family-friendly movie. This is a great opportunity to invite someone who may not have a church-home.


Western Area ABWM ConferenceFriday, Saturday, June 6-7

American Baptist Women's Ministries Conference at Houghton College.

“The Road to Happiness” Information is available on welcome table.


Choir Recognition Day  - Sunday, June 8

Join us in celebrating our choir for their dedication, service, time and talents! Following worship service on Sunday, June 8th we will have a luncheon in the Great Room honoring our choir members. Serving a cold meat platter, salads, beverages (and of course), cake. Please plan to attend, no need to bring a thing, just your gratitude.


Father’s Day Church Family Picnic -  Sunday, June 15

This long-standing tradition will continue as a picnic right here in the Great Room following our worship service.


Attendance and Financial Report:

Were you here?             Apr. 20        Apr. 27     May 4      May 11

                                               74                 54            54               63

Budget Figures

Received last week: 

     Pledges & Loose Offerings   $3,616

     Needed each week: $1,825


The Church’s Mission


Mission Nugget

Cameron Community Ministries serves a free hot meal to the public six days a week, Monday – Saturday.

The Cameron After School Program – offers a safe place to be after school for elementary school children who attend School #54. The primary emphasis is on homework completion, tutoring, and positive behavior and conflict resolution. Children use the Accelerated Reader software to identify and improve their reading level. They also offer snacks, field trips, Arts & Crafts, playtime, exercise, many special events and computer instruction. The program runs Monday through Friday immediately after school until 6:00 pm. At 6 pm the children are offered a meal through Kids Café sponsored by Foodlink. Kids Café participants have reported better grades in school, having more energy while experiencing less fatigue, and even the increased ability to concentrate.


Mission Giving:

Thank you to everyone who contributed $159 for Church World Service Blankets on Mother’s Day. In addition, $118.25 was received for the Mission Budget. Thank you.


Board of Missions Backpack Spotlight Items:

May item to benefit Milly’s Backpack Program: Canned Tuna & Chicken

Thank you very much for your support of this mission! You do make a difference in the lives of our YC Youth!


Community News and Events


Summer Sizzle Walk  Tuesday, July 22!

The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches will host the Summer Sizzle Walk on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Formerly known as the Turkey Walk (held in November), the Walk has been moved due to an increasing number of other fundraising walks and races held at the same time. The Summer Sizzle Walk will raise funds for the Christmas Food Baskets. For information and registration forms call Donna Johnston at 536-2683 or email at  .Remember: All monies raised by our walk stays right here in our community!


The Living Word Passion Play trip - Cambridge, Ohio  - July 31 – Aug 2,

The Bluff Point UMC is planning this trip for July 31 – August 2, 2014. This is a life-changing event. You will experience the Passion Play of Christ right before your eyes. It is an outdoors amphitheater where the city of Jerusalem surrounds you. Live animals and audience participation. It is absolutely beautiful. A video presentation is available to show you what to expect.  See the mini-poster on the community bulletin board for the details. Or contact Rev. Judy White at 536-0385.


Service Information


You are invited to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.


For your convenience, hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance.


Visitors - Welcome  to  First  Baptist  Church! We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together. In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


John 3: 16